Our services at FTL

Last changed: 01 October 2021

We offer a unique ability for complete evaluation of new and sustainable feed sources in animal nutrition.

Feed technology laboratory (FTL), which is a part of HUV, is a small-scale laboratory for research and education in technology of feed processing. Extrusion technology and pelleting with preparation of experimental compound feed batches for fish, pets and other monogastric animals is our core activity at the lab. We offer a unique ability for complete evaluation of new and sustainable feed sources in animal nutrition.

Physical pellet quality is measured by analysis of specific pellet density, pellet hardness, water velocity and durability (Holmen) with a goal of providing the optimal pellet quality. Other accompanying equipment includes a small capacity hammer mill, various mixing equipment, steaming oven and a drying cabinet.

In conjunction with other facilities at HUV, we conduct assessment of chemical composition of feed materials, basic physical feed quality assessment, as well as feeding trials using production animals, with focus on nutritional assessment and product quality.

The laboratory is managed by one researcher and one operator.

FTL is always open for both internal and external project partners through research collaboration, service production, training and education!

 

 

 

Facts:

Feed technology laboratory (FTL), which is a part of the Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, is a small-scale laboratory for research and education in technology of feed processing. Our core activity at the lab is extrusion technology and pelleting with preparation of experimental compound feed batches for fish, pets and other monogastric animals.